Huckleberry Trail Nears Completion

Pedestrians and cyclists on the Huckleberry Trail

Construction has begun on two expected expansions which will begin the final phase of lengthening the Huckleberry Trail to more than 10 miles. When finished, the trail will connect from the middle of Christiansburg to the Jefferson National Forest.

Read the rest at Roanoke Times’ The Burgs.

This is big news. Though the Huckleberry Trail has been serving the community well, its full potential has not been realized. Now cyclists and pedestrians will have access to the big box stores across Peppers Ferry Rd. from the New River Valley Mall, avoiding the very busy 460 Business, and especially the interchange at Cambria St. Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff will enjoy better connectivity with the Foxridge and Hethwood neighborhoods, and mountain bikers will enjoy a completely off-road commute to their favorite trails at Pandapas Pond and Brush Mt.

Thank you, Bill Ellenbogen!

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